Re-imagining the Past Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-08-12
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Dimitris Tziovas is Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction: decolonizing antiquity, heritage politics and performing the past, Dimitris Tziovas
Part I: Antiquity, Greece, and Europe
2. Collecting the past: Greek antiquaries and archaeological knowledge in the Venetian Empire, Anastasia Stouraiti
3. Re-imagining Greek antiquity in 1821: Shelley's Hellas in its literary and political context, Roderick Beaton
4. A syncretic antiquity in translation: polis and political modernity in conflict in nineteenth-century Greek Antigones, Alexandra Lianeri
Part II: Hellenisms, Institutions, and Politics
5. Antique names and self-identification: Hellenes, Graikoi and Romaioi from late Byzantium to the Greek nation-state, Tassos A. Kaplanis
6. The Christian Hellenism and linguistic archaism of Neofytos Doukas, Peter Mackridge
7. The University of Athens and Greek antiquity (1837-1937), Vangelis Karamanolakis
8. Antiquity as cold war propaganda: the political uses of the classical past in post-civil war Greece, Alexander Kazamias
Part III: Material Culture and Performance
9. Dead archaeologists, buried gods: archaeology as an agent of modernity in Greece, Dimitris Plantzos
10. In the spirit of matter: re-connecting to antiquity in the Greek present, Eleana Yalouri
11. Postcards from Metaxas' Greece: the uses of classical antiquity in tourism photography, Katerina Zacharia
12. Between texts and contexts: moderns against ancients in the reception of ancient tragedy in Greece (1900-1933), Eleni Papazoglou
Part IV: Literary Receptions of Antiquity
13. Sin and the City: a mid-fifteenth-century lament for the fall of Athens to the 'Persians', Gonda Van Steen
14. Lucretian moments in modern Greek poetry, David Ricks
15. Rethinking the Greek Legacy: Dorians in modern Greek fiction, Gunnar de Boel
16. Yannis Ritsos, Marxist dialectics and the re-imagining of Ancient Greece, Marinos Pourgouris
17. The wound of history: Ritsos and the reception of Philoctetes, Dimitris Tziovas
18. Plato, Seferis and Heaney: poetry as redress, Rowena Fowler
Part V: Greek Culture and Classical Reception
19. Exceptionalities and paradigms: ancient and modern Greek culture in classical reception research, Lorna Hardwick

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